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    Posted: 14-June-2014 at 2:11AM
Thinking of changing pump and box.Parts stores do not tell ratio ( why isent this thing spell checking for me)only sag or ford.
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My '75 and '79 Ford shop manuals state that the steering gear ratio's are as follows: Saginaw-17.5 to 1 Ford-17 to 1. Both boxes are shown to have 4 turns lock to lock, though the Ford box should have less turns due to a slightly faster ratio. I do not know of any changes in ratios for the Ford steering gear, the Saginaw steering gear has many options available. Hope this helps. Todd

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seemed on here most mentioned the saginaw over ford.In 79 ford did not use it only ford.Well I am going to try pump first.Got lights fig. out just don't know to go seal beam or semi sealed.These have replacement bulb.
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Yeah,OK you can read and/or believe that all you want but my '79 1/2 (06/79) Ranchero came stock with a Saginaw steering box. I do not know where you received your info concerning the steering gearbox applications for a 1979 Ford from but it seems to be incorrect. Just saying. Todd
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Could be because they used the sag in trucks up into the 80's.Then again what ford said and did were too different things.
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Originally posted by fordpower fordpower wrote:

Could be because they used the sag in trucks up into the 80's.Then again what ford said and did were too different things.


I have owned quite a few 80's and up Ford F-series trucks(Bronco-F350's) and as far as I know/remember they have all came equipped with the Ford steering box. I did not know and/or realize Ford even used a Saginaw gearbox in an 80's F-series. I know while searching through junkyards trying to locate parts, I have seen a few '79 LTD IIs/T-birds with a Saginaw steering box installed, but most of the late 70's intermediates came with the Ford steering box installed(by a wide margin). You are 100% correct with your second statement, sometimes it makes me wonder how and/or why Ford did what they did back in the 70's. Todd
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Thats why you believe nothing you read and half of what you see.
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